Simply tweaking a few things can assist you on your health journey. One I really want to touch on today is the smoothie, and how we can relate it to our 30 days to Healthy Living and Beyond program. This can also go for our meal replacement shake.
If you are anything like me, you love the smoothie, and love that there are SO many things you can add, and I do. I tend to get very carried away wanting to add all the awesome ingredients that are nutrient dense and good for us. And here lies our possible problem!
Even though we do not want to count calories, we could be making calorie laden smoothies that have simply too much! For a lot of people this program is about a return to great health that incorporates them to get to ideal weight. My new golden smoothie rule, keep it simple.
By over loading our smoothies too much we are inadvertently stacking up the calorie count to a point where it’s too much.
Keeping your smoothie in the 300 calorie range is what we are aiming for. This is simple to achieve as the article will explain. Use more veggies than fruit, although please do use fruit! Watch the extras you add, add hemp seeds or chia seeds, not both. Add a scoop of protein or nuts not both. Go easy on seeds and nuts, coconut milk and other high calorie ingredients. Remember mostly veggies.
So this is just a little reminder that even though ingredients are healthy, moderation is still key.
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